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Boy Scout Pack 777 recently participated in the annual Scouting for Food drive, which ended Nov. 17.

On that day, more than 30,000 Scouts conducted the largest single-day canned food drive in the Taylor County community.

The drive teaches the values of citizenship and service to youth members and helps thousands of families in the region.

After checking expiration dates, the scouts were able to donate more than 300 items of food to the Taylor County Food Pantry.

The scouts take the second and third Saturday in November to visit neighborhoods across America. On the first visit they place post-it notes on the front doors. The notes explain the food drive and how residents can leave a donation of non-perishable foods outside the front door the following week to be picked up.

On the second visit they pick up the non-perishable food donations and take them to the local food pantry. These places are a great source of food for those fallen on hard times, especially during the holiday season.

The drive is an annual community service the scouts perform as part of their commitment to good values.

Scouts who participated from Pack 777 are Braden Dabney, Bryson Carver, Michael Todd, Ethan Goodson, Wesley Rose, Rhett Dysholm, JP Gibbs and Dylan Canada.

Adults who helped lead the scouts were Utah and Patricia Canada, Chris Goodson, Hoover and Shannon Carson, Dustin Dabney, Stephanie Dysholm, and Rebecca Todd. Afterward, the pack had lunch at Gatti's Pizza.